Athletic Bilbao vs Osasuna predictions, preview, team news and more
Athletic Bilbao are back in action with another important La Liga game this weekend as they lock the horns with Osasuna at San Mames on Saturday. The two teams have been quite inconsistent this season and have a point to prove heading into this game.
Osasuna is currently in 11th place in the La Liga table and has passed his weight this season. The Pamplona-based side suffered a 2-0 loss to Real Madrid last weekend and will need to take over in this game.
Athletic Bilbao, on the other hand, find themselves in ninth place in the table and have been a resurgent force under Marcelino. The Basque giants surprised Sevilla in their previous game and will want a similar result this weekend.
Athletic Bilbao vs Osasuna head to head
Athletic Bilbao have a good record against Osasuna and have won 12 games out of a total of 24 games played between the two teams. Osasuna has won eight victories against Athletic Bilbao and can trouble his opponents in this game.
The previous meeting between the two teams took place in October last year and ended in a 1-0 victory for Osasuna. Athletic Bilbao were well below their best of the day and have a point to prove this weekend.
Athletic Bilbao Forms Guide in La Liga: WDWDD
Guide to the Osasuna form in La Liga: LLWWW
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Athletic Bilbao vs Osasuna team news
Peru Nolaskoain and Ander Capa are currently injured and were excluded from the game against Osasuna. Dani Garcia and Inigo Lekue have tested positive for the coronavirus and will be excluded from the team.
Injured: Peru Nolaskoain, Ander Capa, Dani Garcia, Inigo Lekue
Doubtful: Iker Muniain, Raul Garcia, Yuri Berchiche
Ruben Martinez is currently injured and has been sent off from this match. Jonathan Calleri and Manu Sanchez also have fitness issues and they are unlikely to be at risk against Athletic Bilbao this weekend.
Injured: Ruben martinez
Doubtful: Jonathan Calleri, Manu Sanchez
Suspended: Oier Sanjurjo
Athletic Bilbao vs Osasuna Prediction XI
Eleven predicted by Athletic Bilbao (4-4-2): Unai Simon; Mikel Balenziaga, Yeray Alvarez, Inigo Martinez, Oscar De Marcos; Jon Morcillo, Mikel Vesga, Unai Vencedor, Alex Berenguer; Inaki Williams, Oihan Sancet
Osasuna Predicted XI (4-3-3): Sergio Herrera; Juan Cruz, Aridane Hernandez, David Garcia, Nacho Vidal; Lucas Torro, Jon Moncayola, Javi Martinez; Kike Barja, Chimy Avila, Ruben Garcia
Prediction Athletic Bilbao vs Osasuna
Athletic Bilbao have an excellent team at their disposal but have been plagued by inconsistencies this season. The Basque giants took to the wind in Seville’s sails last weekend and can be a deadly team that day.
Osasuna has a few issues to work out and will want to stop their recent crisis this Saturday. However, Athletic Bilbao are the best team at the moment and should be able to win this game.
Prediction: Athletic Bilbao 2-0 Osasuna
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